Elizabeth Mellins
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Dr. Elizabeth Mellins is an associate professor of pediatrics and a member of the Program in Immunology at the School of Medicine, Stanford University. She received her MD degree from Harvard and did her training in pediatrics and pediatric rheumatology at the University of Colorado and the University of Washington. She became an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and joined the faculty at Stanford in 1996. Together with Dr. J. Parnes, she has developed a curriculum called “Introduction to Medicine for PhDs.”

Dr. Mellins' research focus is in immunology. Studies in her laboratory are aimed at understanding the process by which foreign and self proteins are handled by the human immune system. Projects address the molecular mechanisms and intracellular pathways involved in the antigen presentation function of specialized immune cells, such as dendritic cells, monocyte/macrophages and B cells.